The Child Development Certificate Program provides opportunities to complete various career training certificates that create pathways to entry-level employment in the child care industry or transition to college. The certificate program pathways are designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, child care settings, and various other child, adolescent and family career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on the study of child growth and development; related standards and regulations; positive guidance techniques; health and nutrition practices, indoor and outdoor environments; and developmental learning strategies.
Career Training Certificates
Assistant Preschool Teacher
Child and Youth Program Assistant
Childcare Home Business Owner
Childcare Home Business Worker
Nanny / Caregiver
Preschool Aide / Helper
Simone Scano traveled to the United States from a small town near Venice, Italy. Remembering his experience teaching Italian language to youth in Europe inspired him to explore a career path in child development. He completed the free Child Development Certificate program at San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) in spring 2019. “I am happy I finally have the opportunity to study and work in early education. It is important for young children to have a positive male role model in their lives.” Following SDCE, Scano was hired as a Preschool Assistant for the University of California San Diego Early Childhood Education Center.